Meitheal – The story of a Search is a 52 minute independent documentary by filmmaker Fergus Sweeney.

Tune into RTÉ 1 Tuesday 16th August 2022 at 10.30pm to see Meitheal – The story of a Search a 52 minute independent documentary by filmmaker Fergus Sweeney.  Mayo filmmaker, Fergus Sweeney, was the successful recipient of the Film Mayo Creative Ireland Residency Award in partnership with Ballina Arts Centre in 2018.  The residency laid the foundations for Fergus to produce this poignant documentary focusing on the Rescue 116 tragedy.

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Mayo County Council Arts Service Bursaries and Awards now open for application.

Calling all Filmmakers.  The following awards are now open for application:

  • Mayo Artist Bursary Award
  • Arts Act Grants
  • Tyrone Guthrie Regional Bursary
  • Upstart Awards

Deadline: 5pm Wednesday 16th March 2022

Further information & Application forms available HERE.

T: 094 9064666 


Strategically funded by Mayo County Council and the Arts Council


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Masterclass with Producer David Collins

Film Mayo in partnership with Samson Films presents an online Masterclass ‘Production Overview from Script to Screen’ with Producer David Collins.

David Collins runs Samson Films. In addition to developing its own film and TV drama material, Samson also acts as a co-producer and executive producer on a wide range of Irish, European and International feature film projects.

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Film Mayo Creative Ireland Award Recipient Announced

Film Mayo is delighted to announce the recipient of the Film Mayo Creative Ireland Award.

Lorcan Hynes is the recipient of the Film Mayo Creative Ireland Award in partnership with Áras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet.

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Film Mayo Creative Ireland Award

Film Mayo, a Mayo Arts Service, Mayo County Council, initiative, invite submissions for the Film Mayo Creative Ireland Award 2020. 

This Award is for an emerging Mayo born or based filmmaker, working in Ireland.

The aim of the Film Mayo Creative Ireland Award is to benefit the successful filmmaker in their own practice.

The award will allow the emerging filmmaker the time to develop new work, dedicate time to research, develop new ideas and to work with the local community.  

Award: €8,000

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WRAP Development Investment Next Deadline Wednesday 17th June 2020

The Western Region Audiovisual Producers Fund (WRAP) is delighted to announce a new deadline for its Development Investment for Film, Television, Animation and Games.

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Markosia Press publish comic written by Mayo-born screenwriter

Markosia Press have published a new comic written by Mayo-born screenwriter Mike Heneghan. Buddykar is a cyberpunk story about an isolated man in a future city masquerading as the AI for a self-driving car, but his efforts to hide himself from the world have deadly consequences.

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Mayo Film Makes Virgin Media TV Debut

Backwater a short film that shot in Mayo in 2018 will be making it's television debut on Virgin Media One, on Sunday 1st of March @ 11PM.

The film was written and directed by Brendan McCallion and co-written by Frank O'Malley, a Mayo native who also produced the film. 

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Irish Film and Television Academy launches five-year plan

The Irish Film and Television Academy (Ifta) has launched a new five-year strategic development plan outlining its objectives and developments through 2024.

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